5th grade Self-Portraits: Colonial American Art

The 5th grade will study Colonial American portraits and creating their own self-portrait drawings. Why do people take modern self-portraits (and selfies)? Are the reasons similar to why people had Colonial portraits painted?

Here’s our PowerPoint for this lesson: Colonial portraits

More information on portraits:

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This project’s rubric:

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Examples of artists’ self portraits: you might recognize a few!

And lastly, here’s one of Ms. Baird’s self-portraits: